Birmingham New Street Taunton Train
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Birmingham New Street Taunton stations
Birmingham New Street Train Station
Birmingham New Street railway station, managed by Network Rail, is one of three main railway station serving Birmingham city centre. The other two being Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. The station splays an important role in CrossCountry's national rail network and for Virgin Trains services from London to Glasgow and Edinburgh on the West Coast Main Line.The station has a staffed ticket office but passengers are also able to collect tickets purchased in advance (for example, on the internet) from one of the ticket machines located in the station. Passengers should note that the ticket office is not open on Sundays.Passenger facilities at the station include ATM's, a First Class Lounge, pay phones, public wifi, food outlets, shops (including Boots, Costa Coffee and W H Smith), toilets and baby changing facilities.Four escalators currently provide access to the Pallasades Shopping Centre, and there are lifts down to most platforms from the new paid concourse. There are escalators from the concourse down to the 'B' end of each platform (except platform 12). All 12 main platforms, except platform 4c, are through platforms.Passenger services calling at the station are operated by CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, Arriva Trains Wales and London Midland.There is a short stay car park at the station for 40 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day.
Taunton Train Station
Located in Somerset, Taunton railway station offers passengers services to destinations including London Paddington, Castle Cary, Bristol Temple Meads, Exeter St Davids, Paignton, Plymouth, Penzance, Cardiff Central and to destinations in the north of England and Scotland.Taunton railway station is operated by First Great Western and is located on the London Paddington to Penzance Line and the Cardiff Central to Taunton Line. Passenger services are operated by CrossCountry and First Great Western.Facilities at the station include ATM's, pay phones, cafe, shops, toilets and baby changing facilities. The station has a staffed ticket office although passengers should note that it is not open in the late evening. Passengers are able to collect tickets purchased in advance (for example, on the internet) from one of the automatic ticket machines located in the station. Parking is available at the station for 193 vehicles and is open 24 hours a day.Originally opened in 1842 as part of the Bristol and Exeter Railway, Taunton station was the terminus of the line until a new temporary terminus was opened on 1 May 1843 further west at Beambridge. Today the original "down station" building survives, along with the hotel and the extensions added in 1868. On the north side, the ticket office dates from 1983 but the remaining buildings generally date from the 1932 rebuilding and stand on foundations from 1868.